A child of the seventies, Citizen Cope is the radically mashed-up product of Greenville, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; Vernon, Texas; Austin, Texas; Washington, DC; and Brooklyn, New York. These locations are felt everywhere in his stories. Folk tales-whether through William Faulkner or Big Bill Broonzy-shaped his sensitivity. In '80s Austin, he took sound classes and found himself fooling with a primitive four-track setup. Turntables intrigued him, and he heard hip hop as an inspired invention. For years, he got lost in his self-designed lab, cooking up beats and motifs that only later would be shaped into songs, some recorded by Carlos Santana, Dido and Richie Havens.
FREE VINYL / TEES: Citizen Cope's "One Lovely Day" out 7/17 - plays ROMT 11/17
MCB has always been a fan of Citizen Cope and his music - the new record lives up to the hype and is a great listen
Never skipping Detroit on his tours we are stoked to have a pile of fresh "One Lovely Day" vinyls and puckered girlie tees to giveaway thanks to the man himself
email email@example.com for your chance to win and check out the new record here
Get tickets to the Nov 17th show at ROMT here
For over a decade, Citizen Cope (Clarence Greenwood) has been building a profoundly dedicated following, tirelessly bringing his urban folk-with a band or simply his guitar- to far corners of the US and beyond. Recorded in Brooklyn and written/produced by Cope, the sounds on One Lovely Day are Southern rural, big sky lonely, concrete urban, and painfully romantic.